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Lost access to Windows 7 Drive (Dual-Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu)

Q: Lost access to Windows 7 Drive (Dual-Boot Windows 7 & Ubuntu)

I lost access to my windows 7 drive (Dual-boot windows 7 & Ubuntu). every time I try to run Windows 7 I get the message: Bootmgr is compressed, Press CTRL_ALT-DEL to restart. I could run Bootrec /fixmbr or diskpart or attrib to rebuild my mbr table through DOS command window using my windows 7 recovery CD. The problem I cannot access drive C: where my windows 7 are. I get the error message: Cannot open volume for direct access or system cannot find the drive path or specified. I still can access all my windows folders and files through home folder in Ubuntu. I don't want to reformat and reinstall windows. Is there is a way to run the DOS commands within Ubuntu or any other advice to how to fix this issue.

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Additional info:
I just went into the boot menu and tried to boot from the hdd with windows seven and it took me to the menu where there used to be a choice of ubuntu or windows 7 then booted straight into ubuntu.
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QUESTION: Is a 100GB enough hard drive space to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu?

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A:Is 100GB hard drive enough space to dual boot Windows XP and Ubuntu?


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A:XP cannot access other drive with Windows 7 dual boot

Quote: Originally Posted by NinjaPirate

I've got a bit of a perplexing problem here that I hope somebody can provide some insight on. Set up the dual boot with your (very awesome) tutorial and everything works perfectly there. Windows 7 was installed first to the C: drive, XP is on an E: partition of the same drive. The D: drive is a second physical drive that is just used for file storage. If it matters, both physical drives are paired drives in Raid1.

The problem comes when I've loaded into Windows XP, I can't access the D:\ storage drive. It reads as size 0, and can't be formatted or read.

Under Windows 7, everything works. I can access the storage drive fine and have no problems using it.

I originally thought it was a permissions thing because the D:\ drive was formatted in Win7, but in XP I can read from the win7 C:\ drive just fine.

I am at a loss, can anybody offer any suggestions as to why the drive would read fine under 7 but not when in XP?

Hi NP and welcome

I assume the drive is NTFS. what are the permssions like. since the HDhas been in two OS maybe the inherited rights are different.

Not much help sorry

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Post a snapshot of Disk Management:
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Are you sure Ubuntu mount NTFS partitions automatically? I have seen some Linux distributions that doesn't do this.

(my Linux is basic) You can try in terminal window: (9 commands to check hard disk partitions and disk space on Linux)

fdisk -l
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Welcome to EightForums.

First you will need to DISABLE Secure Boot.

Originally Posted by theog

Reset BIOS to default, and reboot to BIOS make sure Secure Boot is disabled.
Make sure CSM is ENABLED, & set to UEFI boot.
NOTE: Check your manufacturer's uEFI BIOS manual for settings.

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Linux distributions are making slow progress on implementing measures to ensure that their images available for download are bootable on hardware that has secure boot turned on.

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mjg59 | Secure Boot distribution support

?Microsoft's real aim is to kill the aftermarket in used computers that have Win 8 installed by not allowing you to install something other than Windows?

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Quote: Originally Posted by Konstantinov

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